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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #700 on: September 15, 2010, 02:36:12 AM »
Winter Thyme has maxed out her cooking skill and is currently working hard on garden and fishing.  She has only chosen one unique LTR so far, No Bills Ever.  Figured it was a good one to get right off the bat so the rest of the dynasty never has to worry.  Today was a sad day though.  Her beloved husband Marc Thyme was greeted by the Grim Reaper while sculpting a topiary as a gift for her garden.  She has left the unfinished piece of art as a shrine to him until she can afford to purchase land for his and the other dynasty spouses resting ground.  At first, Justin Thyme, their son, was very angry.  He felt his mother should have some how done something to make his dad's life better.  He's adjusted now and sees how very much in love they were.  Justin takes after his dad in looks and abilities.  He is already a proficient painter but has not decided what branch of this talent to pursue.  He will be the dynasty artist.  Winter has the sad chore of finding another artist to marry so Justin can have his teen age and young adult paintings done, though her heart will always belong to Marc.

Something that really bugs me is the inability to travel at first.  Winter is constantly getting skill challenges that could increase her skill points but they are all wrapped around going somewhere else.  Like, make stir fry or bring in pomegranates.  It's very annoying as she has so few places where she can gain these much needed points.  I'm trying hard to NOT max out gardening, just get to the point where I can grow life fruit and death flowers, (I'm there now), and ditto with fishing.  Just need to catch death fish.  Really hard to not wind up maxing them though.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #701 on: September 15, 2010, 04:33:42 AM »
@Joria:

You can also make friends with the local cooks and get recipes from them once a day.  Sooner or later, you'll get all of them.  Mary Baker is in Twinbrook, and there are two others, they they names slip my mind right now.  Hang out at the diner and see who leaves wearing cook's clothes.  My Carina only bought two recipe books and got everything all the way up to Ambrosia from her friends.

I just the read the start of your story where Winter married Marc and now I read that he's already died!  That makes me sad.  I hope he had a long life.  You need to update your thread on the stories board, girl!
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #702 on: September 15, 2010, 06:34:56 AM »
My cook in the DaVinci Challenge can't get recipes from Mary Baker or any of the other cooks.  She has the Natural Cook trait, so I'm not sure why it won't work.

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« Reply #703 on: September 15, 2010, 06:41:20 AM »
Does you Sim have any actual cooking experience yet?  Or are the cooks elderly?  (If they retire, they may not give you any recipes.)  Are you looking in the right place?  Once you introduce yourself/greet, it's under the Friendly interactions.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #704 on: September 15, 2010, 08:47:17 AM »
My cook in the DaVinci Challenge can't get recipes from Mary Baker or any of the other cooks.  She has the Natural Cook trait, so I'm not sure why it won't work.

I've played many cooks, and sometimes they just don't get the Trade Kitchen Secrets option, I'm not entirely sure why.  It seems to come up more often if my sim meets the other one off the home lot.  Also it seems to come up more often if my sim has been studying cooking.  If my sim is at the library reading a cooking book and they talk to another Natural Cook, the option to Trade Kitchen Secrets always comes up.
 
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« Reply #705 on: September 15, 2010, 10:20:45 AM »
You can still play a Dynasty, you just won't be able to have your score added to the Hall of Fame for this challenge.  I am having problems with the current update as well and won't get into details, but I have had to withdraw from all current challenges for leaderboard purposes, but I am still playing them anyway for my own fun.  So play your Dynasty and name them after fruits! 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #706 on: September 15, 2010, 12:38:21 PM »
I think that the Trade Kitchen Secrets option only comes up if your Sim has discovered that the other sim is a Natural Cook.  If they don't know that the other sim has the trait, then the option to trade recipes won't come up.  That's why it's good to pick up the Observant LTR, although sometimes if you talk about cooking or "boast about culinary prowess" then it will pop up that you've discovered the other sim is a Natural Cook.

Julienne Knack is also a Natural Cook, and there's one more but I can't remember.



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #707 on: September 15, 2010, 12:46:07 PM »
With regards to the "trade kitchen secrets", I have noticed that if I have a wish to learn a new recipe or an opportunity that requires to learn a new recipe, I can never get that option to appear when I talk with a natural cook.
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« Reply #708 on: September 15, 2010, 12:55:39 PM »
I think that the Trade Kitchen Secrets option only comes up if your Sim has discovered that the other sim is a Natural Cook.  If they don't know that the other sim has the trait, then the option to trade recipes won't come up.  That's why it's good to pick up the Observant LTR, although sometimes if you talk about cooking or "boast about culinary prowess" then it will pop up that you've discovered the other sim is a Natural Cook.

Julienne Knack is also a Natural Cook, and there's one more but I can't remember.

That is what I think too. In one of my challenge games I was trying and trying with Mary Baker but couldn't get it to come up either. I was maxed in cooking too. I hadn't been able to discover that she was a natural cook though either. As I had a lot of Charisma skill so we were automatically friends. And no matter what I said about cooking I didn't learn that trait of hers so I am pretty sure that you are right on that one. It makes a lot of sense and I was thinking that already too.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #709 on: September 15, 2010, 03:28:33 PM »
I am getting to a stage of thinking of Ambrosia and Museum now, first off Does the Deathfish have to be caught by the Immortal? Second - If a Immortal paint's something can we add it to their museum and it count towards the value?
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #710 on: September 15, 2010, 03:47:34 PM »
I am getting to a stage of thinking of Ambrosia and Museum now, first off Does the Deathfish have to be caught by the Immortal?

No.

Second - If a Immortal paint's something can we add it to their museum and it count towards the value?

Something...meaning something other than what's already laid out in the rules as the only things that add value to the museum?  ;) No.

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« Reply #711 on: September 15, 2010, 03:49:29 PM »
Okay, that helped me a lot!  :)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #712 on: September 15, 2010, 07:15:15 PM »
Why do I have to make ice sculptures? Can't I just make regular ones?
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« Reply #713 on: September 15, 2010, 07:25:59 PM »
Why do I have to make ice sculptures? Can't I just make regular ones?

The only way to sculpt another sim is in ice.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #714 on: September 15, 2010, 07:41:45 PM »
Why do I have to make ice sculptures? Can't I just make regular ones?

The only way to sculpt another sim is in ice.

Exactly. Remember, Simstar3, what the immortals' museum is all about — a permanent record of their greatness — great works of art depicting them. A clay toilet just wouldn't quite cut it, right? ;)

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« Reply #715 on: September 15, 2010, 08:35:56 PM »
what the immortals' museum is all about — a permanent record of their greatness — great works of art depicting them. A clay toilet just wouldn't quite cut it, right? ;)

Depends on the sim.   ;D
 
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« Reply #716 on: September 16, 2010, 12:05:48 AM »
I am totally bummed out.  I played for like 16 hours straight, (ok, breaks for potty etc.), got my Sim all the way to Elder, first Ambrosia and teen age son ready to max painting.  (It's all he did besides the essentials).  So I was thinking about the museum and came up with what I hope is a viable plan for it.  Started checking out the pictures.  Baby picture, (photo), toddler painting, toddler ice, child ice.......WHAT?  Child picture went WHERE?  I know he painted the child picture because I made him paint before sculpting.  I cannot find it anywhere.  My hands are too sore to play any more tonight and I'm too bummed out at having to start over again.  I had such good story lines in my head too. sigh
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« Reply #717 on: September 16, 2010, 12:19:05 AM »
@Joria:

I thought I had lost some paintings, too, but I had put them in my family inventory for safekeeping while I remodeled the house.  Check everywhere.  Put all the walls up.  Look in all the inventories.  I hope you find it!
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« Reply #718 on: September 16, 2010, 12:31:40 AM »
@ Joria.  I am so sorry to hear that.  I actually had the same thing happen to me and I know that Holly had painted multiple pics of the teen at toddler and child stages.  Since I am not able to submit my score (not patched up and won't be) I am going to continue to play my family all the way through.  I have put in a ton of hours building the house, getting everyone skilled up to where they need to be so I want to finish no matter what.  Then I will do another Dynasty once we get Late Night and then I will be patch up to date and can play to submit my final score.  {{{{virtual hugs}}}}

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« Reply #719 on: September 16, 2010, 04:35:20 AM »
@Joria:

I thought I had lost some paintings, too, but I had put them in my family inventory for safekeeping while I remodeled the house.  Check everywhere.  Put all the walls up.  Look in all the inventories.  I hope you find it!

There aren't that many walls.  Sixteen in all.  I will check again but I think I may have wound up selling it.  I needed to have that last property for my soon to be elder and I had a bunch of pictures hanging on the outside of the two bathrooms.  I didn't take anything from the basement as that is where I originally intended my museum to be but I did pull down several from the exterior bath room walls.  There are only 3 "rooms" total.  I'll paste up a few screenies in the building section.  Two are bathrooms and one is the stairway, so not much room to hang things.  I temporarily was storing a few things in the basement intending to buy an empty, huge house with enormous yard and do that house as my museum with the garage being a place for spousal paintings or whatever and the grounds for the resting place of the spouses.  I think it would have worked very well.  Like a big mansion one can tour.  If I can't find it I'll just keep working on it for fun and do a new one for the challenge.  Hmmm, family inventory.  Ya know, I did not check there.  (crossing fingers)

Thanks for the hugs wildredchild.  I needed them.  You know, every time I see that name I think of the Fraggle, Red.  I love Fraggle Rock.

EDIT:  No such luck.  sigh

I think I 'll keep the library copy of her, move to Sunset Valley and find a new love, and continue with my current story anyway but as a for fun thing.  Maybe do it more like a dynasty with ten immortals who can live other places.  lol
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« Reply #720 on: September 16, 2010, 01:36:23 PM »
@Joria: It's your game, play it however makes you happy. Playing within a ruleset is a fun way of creating challenges in a game, but it shouldn't take the fun out of playing. Many people play generational games, loosely keeping to the rules, so there's no reason why you can't do the same with dynasties. It makes me sad to see so many people restarting because they forget one of the many required paintings.

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« Reply #721 on: September 16, 2010, 09:12:29 PM »
Unfortunately, I share Metro's perfectionist trait.  You should see how many times I've ripped out a counted cross stitch if it doesn't meet my standards.

I am having fun with this, but I think I'm going to have to be careful to not invest so much of my heart in it and not worry so much about whether the portrait is perfect or the museum just so.

 One of the things I have the most fun doing is the housing designs.  I really loved my outdoor living to the max and the newest house, inspired by.....drat, lost her name in my brain, Ai something,  octagonal bee's hive house.  I also have to be a bit more strict with myself regarding finances.  I will do without till I can afford the best and no having to redo the decor because I got something make do.  So with that in mind, Winter moved to, is it Riverview?, not my favorite SV, and immediately snagged and married John Lessen.  I know he will die quickly but she married him for his money, cars, (which she swiped so he would still have them), and the fact he's gorgeous, romantic and artistic.  He brought in enough cash for them to have started with $22 plus thousand cash.  That bought a VERY nice starter house with a really good bed, two complete bathrooms, a small but adequate kitchen, (which does need updating), and a few little extras.  Remember the little oriental garden?  Got one. lol

So, it's only day three, she's got a garden in, has swiped enough cars that they aren't hurting for money, has taken a cooking class and will take an art class as well.  My plan is to have her SuperMax cooking but I'm not sure what would be good to max that won't mess up another immortal further down the road.

 I'm not sure John will be the father of her child.  She has things she has to do and child rearing takes a lot of time.  I'll just watch where their lifeline is going and make a decision then.
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« Reply #722 on: September 16, 2010, 10:04:15 PM »
Unfortunately, I share Metro's perfectionist trait.

Ha ha. It does have its downsides doesn't it, Joria?  :D But, it's a good trait too. I think what's healthy for anyone is to push themselves slightly out of their comfort zone in a challenge like this and go for flexibility. Learning to adapt. Trying different techniques. That was my problem with my first few attempts — I had a singular vision of what I wanted to accomplish and when something derailed that vision — poof — game over — let's rewind and try again. I still have my perfectionist singular vision. I mean I am who I am and I'm not going to sit here and lie to everyone and say museum value is now unimportant to me. Would anyone believe that hogwash anyway?  :D  But, the important thing is just getting the job done despite what the game throws at you and sharing with everyone one's story and success. Good luck in your journey, Joria.

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« Reply #723 on: September 16, 2010, 10:29:03 PM »
Jon Lessen is a good catch and he makes pretty babies.  I played part of a legacy with him, but I didn't get very far.  Just to maybe the third generation.  Now that file is gone anyway.

I like starting with modest furnishing.  I enjoy upgrading everything as my family has more money.  It seems realistic to me.

I finally got my first travel bug.  Indigo has a deceased elderly husband in China.  No children, though.  And it looks like it ruined the family tree.  Everyone now just has their own picture and nothing else.  It's a bum deal, but I'm still going to play.  I'm way too attached to this family to start over.  :)
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« Reply #724 on: September 16, 2010, 10:38:41 PM »
It's funny how these things happen to more than one of us at the same time.  My family tree has just been hit by the travel bug too.  I've been having Gen 3's spouse travel as he is Adventurous and I thought he could get a level 3 visa so they could buy a house in France, and at the same time he can work on his LTW of Physical Perfection.

When he arrived in France recently, he had the broken heart moodlet.  I immediately checked his relationship panel to make sure everyone in the family was shown.  They were all there, but two of them were shown as younger than their real age.  Then later the founder was gone from the relationship panel, so I brought Rhett home.  Fortunately everyone at home was alive and well, but the founder is now shown as being a friend to the rest of the household, not related.  Also Rhett now is shown as having a daughter in France, who is older than his own toddler at home.  Weird.  I don't particularly care, as long as the daughter or her mother don't turn up on the doorstep demanding child support, but it's strange how these things happen.
 
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